Is Chinese Incense Smoke Hazardous to Respiratory Health?

  title={Is Chinese Incense Smoke Hazardous to Respiratory Health?},
  author={Linda C. Koo and John H. C. Ho and Suketami Tominaga and Hidetsuru Matsushita and Hideaki Matsuki and H. Shimizu and Toru Mori and Ming Chung Wong and Candy Yin-Fong Ng},
  journal={Indoor and Built Environment},
  pages={334 - 343}
Incense is a common source of indoor air pollution, especially in Asian homes where it is burned for religious reasons. In previous studies in Hong Kong, it was found to be the major source of airborne carcinogens in the home, and a significant contributor to personal exposures to nitrogen dioxide among wom en. To evaluate its effects on respiratory health, data from an air pollution cross-sectional study of 346 primary school children and their 293 non-smok ing mothers, and a lung cancer case… 

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